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Manners in a Digital World

Monday, April 22, 2013

Daniel Post Senning gives advice on how to behave in the digital world. His book Emily Post’s Manners in a Digital World explains how to appropriately handle a breakup announcement on social media, what makes for the best—and the worst—online comment, how to maintain privacy and security for online profiles and accounts, how parents and children can establish digital house rules, and the appropriate, low-maintenance ways to separate personal and professional selves online.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Online Etiquette, Afghan History, Vittorio Grigolo in "Rigoletto," and Chemicals

Monday, April 22, 2013

From Facebook to accidentally hitting “Reply All” on an email, life online is full of potential faux pas, and today we’ll get tips on how to navigate the digital world with grace and ease—and how to get through those sticky situations. William Dalrymple talks about the first battle for control of Afghanistan in 1839. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo discusses singing the role of the Duke of Mantua in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “Rigoletto.” And we’ll find out from Ian Urbina of the New York Times and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol why many of the chemicals in soap, shampoo, and other household products haven’t been tested for safety.

Meet the @WQXRMembers

Meet Molly Yeh: @mollyyeh

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Molly Yeh is the very first person to take the wheel of @WQXRMember, a Twitter feed run entirely by WQXR members. She'll be tweeting from there April 21-27.

More about Molly:
Molly Yeh enjoys playing very loud sounds with very large instruments. Recently, she has done this in Hong Kong, off Broadway, for the premiere of David T. Little's Dog Days, and with the orchestral pop band San Fermin.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Passion for the Park

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Colson Whitehead, Walter Dean Myers, and Susan Cheever celebrate Central Park.  Happy spring!

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WQXR Features

Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Snow Maiden

Saturday, April 20, 2013

For this Saturday’s cartoon we feature Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Dance of the Clowns” from his opera The Snow Maiden.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Toni Dove

Saturday, April 20, 2013

There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally, and others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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Soundcheck

What David Lee Roth Does on Saturday Night

Friday, April 19, 2013

Most of us know David Lee Roth as the original frontman of Van Halen during the mega-rock band's peak in the early 1980s. You might also know Roth as an onstage martial artist, expert jump-kicker and enthusiast of leather chaps. But to BuzzFeed music editor Steve Kandell, Diamond Dave was a childhood hero. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Where to Eat in Queens

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tom Liddy, Queens news editor and columnist for DNAinfo.com, talks about the borough’s diverse variety of restaurants tells us where to eat in Queens. He writes the "Make This Tonight" column.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Veganism and Vegetarianism

Friday, April 19, 2013

We’re talking about vegetarianism and veganism on this week’s Food Friday Please Explain. Joining us: Amanda Cohen, Chef and owner of the restaurant Dirty Candy and author of Dirt Candy: A Cookbook: Flavor-Forward Food from the Upstart New York City Vegetarian Restaurant; food historian Andy Smith; and Rynn Berry, the historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society and the author of a number of books including The Vegan Guide to New York City. They’ll explain the basics of vegan and vegetarian diets and how you can cut meat and animal products from your diet without sacrificing nutrition or taste.

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Studio 360

Fiona Shaw and The Testament of Mary

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Irish actress and director Fiona Shaw stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in a one-woman show opening this week on Broadway. The Testament of Mary, which Colm Tóibín based on his own novel, presents not the saintly exemplar of maternal love familiar from religious paintings ...

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WNYC News

Tony Cutoff Crunch: Shows Crowd Broadway Stages

Friday, April 19, 2013

"I always look at April as sort of Broadway's clown car; the producers always see how many shows they can cram into that last two or three weeks." — Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Christopher Kimball on Kitchen Tools, Top Food Books, Eating in Queens, Going Vegan

Friday, April 19, 2013

We’ll start off with Christopher Kimball of America’s Test Kitchen, offers tips on the basic equipment that every home cook should have. Editor Judith Jones, who worked with Julia Child, Lidia Bastianich, and James Beard, shares her list of essential books about food. We’ll find out where to eat in Queens. And this week’s Please Explain is all about being a vegetarian or a vegan, and how you can cut meat and animal products from your diet without sacrificing nutrients or taste.

Studio 360

American Icons: Migrant Mother

Friday, April 19, 2013

Before it had that iconic title, the 1936 photo we know as "Migrant Mother" was captioned “Destitute peapickers in California.” 

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Studio 360

George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today

Friday, April 19, 2013

George Jones talked to Studio 360 about his song "He Stopped Loving Her Today." It was chosen for preservation in 2008 in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

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Studio 360

Live in-Studio: Jessie Ware

Friday, April 19, 2013

South London is like the Brooklyn of Britain. In the past few years, that part of town has churned out pop stars like Adele, Florence Welch (who made a big splash with Lungs), and now Jessie Ware, whose album Devotion finally comes out in the United States this week after great success in the UK ...

Video: "Wildest Moments"

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Studio 360

Love and Defection in North Korea

Friday, April 19, 2013

Even by its own standards, North Korea’s saber-rattling has gotten intense lately. Its leaders have reneged on the decades-old ceasefire with the South; shared maps that display targets inside the US; and warned of imminent nuclear warfare. So it’s apt timing that The Orphan Master’s Son ...

Bonus Track: Kim Jong-un’s basketball obsession

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 197: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum's Grandparents

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 197: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum's Grandparents

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful ...

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The Dinner Party Download

Episode 197: Jamie Foxx, Macklemore, and Gollum's Grandparents

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Behold one of our favorite episodes...in which Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx plays Django and table tennis... JEOPARDY! champ Ken Jennings answers your etiquette questions (minus the buzzer)... Thrift Shop rap stars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis spin a playful ...

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Fishko Files

Shirley Clarke

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tomorrow in New York, another of the off-beat films of Shirley Clarke sees the light of day. WNYC’s Sara Fishko considers the trail-blazing filmmaker, in this Fishko Files report.

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